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A Utility Dealer License is for any person in the business of selling or exchanging travel or camp trailers, utility trailers, boat trailers, semi-trailers, tractors, farm equipment, construction equipment, modular buildings and manufactured housing, with an established place of business within this state.

Selling under 3,001 lbs.

Requirements:

  1. Original completed Application for Utility Dealer Registration Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.
  2. Lease - Copy in the name of the owner/business.

Location Requirements:

  1. Established place of business.
  2. Regular business hours, 37½ per week between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  3. Signage must be visible from a public way with 10 inch letters.
  4. The dealer desk sends a municipal letter to the town/city for their written recommendation approval.

Usage:

  1. Plates may only be used on non-motorized vehicles, modular buildings or chassis with specialized equipment that are being retrofitted and sold.
  2. May sell retail, wholesale or exchange non-motorized vehicles.
  3. No personal use is permitted.
  4. Plates may not be put on non-motorized vehicles without a valid NH inspection sticker.
  5. Loaning of plates prohibited.

Selling over 3,000 lbs.

Requirements:

  1. Same as above.
  2. Original service agreement with an approved New Hampshire Inspection station if you do not have your own.
  3. Original Criminal background check for each owner for New Hampshire and state of residency.
  4. Surety bond of $25,000, in the legal business name and legal business address.

Location Requirements:

  1. Same as above.
  2. A permanent physical structure that has at least 750 sq. ft. or is primarily dedicated to the business of selling vehicles.
  3. Only dirt floors are allowed for heavy equipment of farm equipment.
  4. Upon approval, prior to issuance of plates, dealers must takea dealer/title review class of state laws and rules.

Usage:

  1. Same as above.

New Hampshire Laws pertaining to Utility Dealers:

  1. RSA 259:29-a
  2. RSA 259:121
  3. RSA 261:119

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